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Poll: Dunstable Kite Festival - Will you be there? (10 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you be coming along to the festival?

  1. Oh yes!! (6 votes [60.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  2. Hope to come / Maybe (2 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Not this time (2 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

Which day(s) might you be up for a MegaTeam?

  1. Saturday (5 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Sunday (6 votes [40.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  3. Neither - but will be there (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  4. Not attending (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

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#21 andelscott

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:10 AM

Well, either a herd of Rev pilots are keeping quiet about attending or the mega team is going to be a micro team this year! :kid_brooding:
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:51 AM

[quote name='andelscott' date='11 July 2011 - 08:10 PM' timestamp='1310411459' post='81884']
Well, either a herd of Rev pilots are keeping quiet about attending or the mega team is going to be a micro team this year! :kid_brooding:


There's a Mega team ?.............Whos calling it ?
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:49 PM

There's a Mega team ?.............Whos calling it ?


Well volunteered! :kid_devlish:
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#24 Murph

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:08 AM

Looking on with interest lads. But wishing I could be there Posted Image

Have mega fun up on the Downs all.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:38 AM

Hope the weather changes,at the moment it's forecasting rain all day Saturday,and more rain in the afternoon on Sunday and very windy both days
All the best

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#26 play365

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:38 AM

Well volunteered! :kid_devlish:




As you seem to be organising it then it follows that you are calling also
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#27 Felix Mottram

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:58 AM

As you seem to be organising it then it follows that you are calling also


Stable kite flying done next weekend... Whatever next?

I hope to be there on Sunday whatever the weather. I don't call team or mega team!

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:14 PM

like Chris we will be looking on with interest.

Have a great time.

I think Andy just got a virtual whinge cardPosted Image
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#29 andelscott

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

I think Andy just got a virtual whinge cardPosted Image


Naa - not whingeing: delegating!
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:08 PM

Good luck with that
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:22 AM

Hope to be there Sunday, but complicated family things that weekend....

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:04 AM

So ....what was it then ....tea or coffee w/ one lump or two Posted Image

No but seriously, just reading Felix's blog there ....How was the festival for you all, many Revs there ...any megateam flying to report?!

Photos and vids, any pleeeease?!

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:09 AM



Aha! Just spotted one.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:31 AM

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfdV8bF4VSs"]http://www.youtube.c...h?v=GfdV8bF4VSs[/url]

Aha! Just spotted one.

Chris


Thanks for that Chris ....see it didn't rain all the time Posted Image
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:30 AM

Thanks for that Chris ....see it didn't rain all the time Posted Image


The nice thing about Dunstable is you can see what weather is coming at you about 5 minutes before it arrives - giving sufficient time to invade a friendly-looking tent or caravan!

Of other note, Daniel Hoath (aged 8) made his 'proper' festival debut, flying team in a Flying Squad arena display on Sunday.

The mega team was primarily Saturday, with the festival schedule over-running on Sunday and winds having picked up from mid-vent to full vent, most of the visiting fliers were packing away rather than getting another kite out.
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:48 AM

. . . . .
Of other note, Daniel Hoath (aged 8) made his 'proper' festival debut, flying team in a Flying Squad arena display on Sunday.
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Sorry Andy, I think you are something like 5 years late with that one. I saw him do a solo with his Rev II on my first trip to Rougham. If I remember right the weather was rough that w/e too. True star performer even then.
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#37 Felix Mottram

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:50 AM

The nice thing about Dunstable is you can see what weather is coming at you about 5 minutes before it arrives - giving sufficient time to invade a friendly-looking tent or caravan!
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On Sunday I think that there was visual evidence giving very much more than 5 minutes warning... The exact track of the showers may have been a bit more difficult but when they spread across the horizon the consequences were clear.

I do not like flying kites when the cloud forms are indicative of thundery conditions. When the cumulus clouds bubble up and get their tops 'blown off' it will likely be time to stop flying kites...

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#38 andelscott

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:09 PM

Sorry Andy, I think you are something like 5 years late with that one. I saw him do a solo with his Rev II on my first trip to Rougham. If I remember right the weather was rough that w/e too. True star performer even then.


I did say team. But yes, the track was definitely set early, with hopefully much more to come.
Andy




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